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Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Site Over Time

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
1. The Site Over Time Marker
Inscription.
The Site Over Time

Today the site looks very different than it would have 170 years ago, when Fort Malden was at its height. Almost all the buildings from that period have been lost, and most of the ditch and wall that encircled the fort is gone. The large building in front of you (the museum) was built after the fort ceased to be a military post, and private homes still occupy part of the site.

If you had visited the site a hundred years ago, it would have seemed far less open and park-like than it does today, with a number of larger buildings forming a square.

When this photo was taken about 80 years ago, the building in front of you was still a private residence. The image was taken from the upper floor of another house on the site, since removed.


Le site au fil du temps

Aujourd'hui, le site n'a pas le même aspect qu'il avait il y a 170 ans lorsque le fort Malden était à son apogée. Toutes les constructions de cette époque n'existent plus et la majeure partie du fossé et du mur qui encerclait le fort ont disparu. Le gros édifice en face de vous (le musée) a été construit après que le fort eu cessé d'être un poste militaire, et des maisons privées occupent toujours une partie des lieux.

Si vous aviez visité
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
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Close-up view of the large text section displayed on the historical marker.
ces lieux il y a cent ans, ils auraient paru beaucoup moins ouverts et auraient moins eu l'aspect de parc qu'ils ont aujourd'hui. Un certain nombre de gros édifices auraient été disposés en carré.

Lorsque cette photographie a été prise il y a environ 80 ans, l'édifice devant vous était toujours une résidence privée. La photo a été prise à partir l'étage supérieur d'une autre maison, aujourd'hui disparue.

 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Location. 42° 6.424′ N, 83° 6.846′ W. Marker is in Amherstburg, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Laird Avenue South just south of Elm Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located in a cluster of two markers, situated a short distance in front of the visitor entrance to the recreated Fort Malden National Historic Site, very near the Detroit River, along the national park's river walkway. Marker is in this post office area: Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1X5, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Defences (here, next to this marker); Brick Officers’ Guard Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Detroit River Heritage (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
3. The Site Over Time Marker
Close-up view of the small text section displayed on the historical marker.
line); Indian Council House (about 90 meters away); Shoreline Breakwall (about 90 meters away); Strategic Location (about 90 meters away); Boblo Island (about 90 meters away); Major John Richardson (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Amherstburg.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
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A close-up view of the top picture displayed on the historical marker, showing a view of a model replica of the fort.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
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A close-up view of the bottom pictures (photographs) displayed on the historical marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
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View of the historical marker situated on a National Park walkway, that runs along the Detroit River, with a view of the fort museum (brick building on far left) and the entrance to the fort in the background of the picture.
The Site Over Time Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
7. The Site Over Time Marker
View of the featured historical marker, situated on the far right side of a cluster of two markers, with a view of the fort palisade and southwest bastion in the background.
The Site Over Time Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
8. The Site Over Time Marker
View of the featured historical marker, situated on the far right side of a cluster of two markers, with a view of the fort museum (brick building) and entrance gate in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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